Children Immunisation

Childrens Immunisation

Immunization is the process whereby a person is made immune or resistant to an infectious disease, typically by the administration of a vaccine.

Vaccines stimulate the body’s own immune system to protect the person against subsequent infection or disease.

To ensure your child(ren) get all the vaccines they need, take them to a District Health Centre or private paediatrician when they are:

  • 6 weeks 
  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 12 months
  • 15 months
  • 4-6 years
  • 11-12 years (girls) and 14-16 years

Protect your children from serious diseases:

Hepatitis B Vaccine

Protects against a serious liver disease caused by hepatitis B virus.

Rotavirus Vaccine

Protects against severe vomiting, diarrhea and dehydration caused by Rotavirus.

BCG Vaccine

Protects against tuberculosis – an infection usually of the lungs. However, tuberculosis can affect other areas of the body.

DTaP Vaccine

Protects against diphtheria (a serious throat infection), tetanus (lockjaw) and pertussis (whooping cough).

Hib Vaccine

Protects against Haemophilus influenzae b disease which can cause serious infections of the brain, spinal cord, blood and other organs.

Polio Vaccine

Protects against polio – a paralytic disease.

Pneumococcal Vaccine

Protects against serious infections for example pneumonia, meningitis, blood poisoning and ear infections caused by pneumococcal bacilli.

MMR Vaccine

Protects against measles, mumps and rubella (German measles).

Varicella Vaccine

Protects against chickenpox

Human Papillomavirus Vaccine (Gardasil)

Protects against 2 types of HPV that cause cancer of the CERVIX and 2 types that cause Genital Warts. HPV vaccine is offered in schools and district health centres.

Protect your children from serious diseases. Get up-to-date with vaccine.

For more information, please call (345) 244-2648